Prithvi Shaw eyes U-19 World Cup title

ANI | Updated: Dec 27, 2017 21:21 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 27 (ANI): Indian U-19 cricket captain Prithvi Shaw on Wednesday said that the team is aiming to win the U-19 World Cup set to begin from January 13.

"It is a very good opportunity for us since we have been working hard for the last 3 years. As a captain, I want to take the entire team along. I have trust in my team and everyone knows their responsibilities.We want to win the World Cup. Game by Game we will go through the process," said Shaw.

Shaw and coach Rahul Dravid were interacting with the media before the team's departure to New Zealand for the coveted tournament.

Dravid placed his faith in the young team that is set to begin its U-19 World Cup campaign and said that the team has quality players in all departments and termed the U-19 World Cup as a stepping stone for them.

He further emphasized that the conditions in New Zealand will be an exciting challenge and how quickly the team adapts to them will be the key.

"I think the conditions will be an exciting challenge. I think it's going to be very different. I don't think any of the boys in our team have gone to New Zealand before or have experienced that kind of conditions. In our camp in Bengaluru over the last 10 days, we tried to replicate those conditions but it is possible only to a certain extent and not possible to do it completely," Dravid said, adding that the atmospheric conditions of New Zealand are quite unique.

16 teams will participate in the U-19 World Cup that brings together future cricket stars who will compete across four cities and seven venues in New Zealand from January 13 to February 3. (ANI)